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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Jerome Odlum, DMD

Jerome F. Odlum, DMD

February 26, 1946 - February 27, 2020
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Jerome Francis Odlum, DMD, 74, of West Simsbury, beloved husband of Karen (Laubach) Odlum, died Thursday, February 27, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He was born February 26, 1946 in West Hartford, son of the late George and Doreen (O’Leary) Odlum and had lived in Farmington prior to moving to West Simsbury 47 years ago. Jerome was a graduate of Trinity College, Class of 1968, and had received his Doctorate Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Odlum had his practice in Simsbury for many years prior to his retirement and was a member of the Connecticut Dental Association. He was also a member of the Hartford Golf Club having held the fastest record swim time there and was proud to have played tennis with the great Arthur Ashe. Jerome was the President of the Prez Gang and was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Simsbury. In addition to tennis and swimming, he enjoyed football, basketball and airplanes and later in life enjoyed the ability to relax and truly do nothing.

In addition to his loving wife of 47 years, he is survived by his son, Chris Odlum and his wife Lilian Freire of Simsbury; his daughter, Ashley Odlum of Brooklyn, NY; his siblings, Brian Odlum and his wife Janice of West Hartford, Brenda Daily of North Carolina, Judith Odlum and her husband William Pomery of North Carolina and Michael Odlum and his wife Pamela of New York and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother George Odlum.

Dr. Odlum’s family will receive friends at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Monday, March 9th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 10th at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Road in West Simsbury. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd, Newington, CT 06111. Please visit Jerome’s “Book of Memories” at for online tributes.
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  • Visitation

    March 9, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    March 9, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Vincent Funeral Home - Simsbury
    880 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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  • Service

    March 10, 2020 | 11:00am
    March 10, 2020 11:00am
    St. Catherine of Siena Church
    265 Stratton Brook Road
    West Simsbury, CT 06092
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Michael Whyte


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Shannon McDonald

Posted at 09:58am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Posted at 01:39pm
Dear Karen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! Sending you much love, the Ethel Walker School Family!!
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Kevin Lynam and Jackie Lynam

Posted at 12:42pm
Chris my prayers are with you and the rest of your family. If you need anything please don't hesitate to reach out. Sorry for your families loss.
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Anita and Colby Thresher

Posted at 04:47pm
Dear Karen,
We were deeply saddened to hear of your husband's passing through the online Courant. In spite of the loss of Jerome, we can be assured that he rests in peace now. We will keep both of you and your family in our prayers
We also feel badly at not being able to be at St. Catherine's for services, and to offer a bit of support for you. Please know that we shall keep all of you in our thoughts as well next week.
We both look forward to seeing you at church soon after Easter.

With love and prayers. Anita and Colby Thresher

The Management and Staff of ET Global

Posted at 03:09pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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